Amity International School, Pushp Vihar wins the title of ‘Youth Envoy 2014-15’ during 8th Youth Power Programme at Amity University

The rich demographic dividend of India needs to be harnessed and channelized so that they could contribute actively to the GDP of the country, thereby becoming a boon to the country. Realizing this need of the hour, The Global Times-Amity students’newspaper organised 8th Youth Power Programme 2014-15” which aimed at engaging and grooming the youth of the country to become leaders, change initiators and active contributors to the society.


“Youth Power 2014-15” is  a social leadership Programme by The Global Times, wherein students from 9 Amity Schools spread across Delhi/NCR organised a wave of activities to spread awareness on different issues related to health throughout  the year including Combating anaemia, Hand sanitation, Health for rag pickers, Dental and oral hygiene,Maternal health, First aid, Eye care and Health of the elderly.


The valediction was graced by Chief Guest,  Dr Sushma Dureja, Deputy Commissioner Adolescent Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools; Mrs. Pooja Chauhan, Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation and Mrs. Divya Chauhan, Chairperson Amity School of Fashion Technology and Amity School of Fine Arts.


Duringthe occasion, Ms. Veera Sharma- Managing Editor, The Global Times presented a brief overview of the programme and explained the various stages of Youth Power Programme. She said“It is the 8th edition of Youth Power Initiative which has been developed under the dynamic leadership of Dr.(Mrs.) Amita Chauhan and Founder President, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan.” She added that Amity believes that it is moral responsibility of every educational institution to nurture the sense of social responsibility in the students for the sustainable development of nation. She highlighted that through Youth Power, Amity aim to develop social awareness amongst students by making them socially responsible citizens.


Congratulating Amity International Schools for successfully conducting Youth Power Programme, Dr Sushma Dureja, Deputy Commissioner said that the programme is worth emulating by other educational institutes which aim to nurture socially engaged global citizens. She added that themes on social issues empower the students and sensitize many people in the society. Dr.Dureja opined that young people are the agents who will bring about a potential change in the society and they will also lead the path of many others as they grow up.  She apprised that there are 253 million adolescents (age 10-19 years) and 353 million youth in India, which is highest number in the world.She further added that considering the numbers, it is the critical responsibility of the society to ensure their well being. Dr. Dureja emphasized that adolescents are in the transient phase wherein they cannot be called children and even an adult, making them vulnerable. She outlined that we have to help the youth and adolescents to achieve their social, economical and cultural potential through dynamic programs and interventions. She called upon the educational institutes to develop the leadership skills of every student and make them aware about societal causes in right manner. During the occasion,Dr. Sushma Dureja presented a brief on the programmes rolled out by Government of India for the health of Indian youth and adolescents.


Addressing the gathering, Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan praised the work of Amity students and said that every participant has done a remarkable work by contributing immensely towards the societal benefit. She added that she feels like a proud mother and a positive change has to be brought in the society, it is important to change the DNA of people by sensitizing the youth from an early age towards social issues.


The esteemed jury members for the finale included Dr. Mradul Kaushik, Director Operations and Planning, BLK Super Specialty Hospital; Mr Taposh Roy,Director of  NGO HRIDAY and Ms Smita Priyadarshini, Counsel Director,Legal for Dell Services.


Appreciating the sincere efforts of Amitians towards societal welfare,Mr. Taposh Roy said that youth are the largest stakeholders for the development of nation. He added that it is very important for them to learn and become compassionate towards raising the voice of change.  He remarked that it is heartening to see the amount of exposure the school is providing to the students and connecting them with the issues afflicting the society. Mr. Roy opined that the students are the powerhouse andfuture leaders who will bring remarkable change in the coming time.


The team of Amity International School Pushp Vihar was declared as the winners for their project“Dental Health”.


During the presentation of AIS Pushp Vihar in the finale, Team Leader Ms. Simran Arora said that it is a sad fact that 4.8 billion people have mobile phones while only 4.3 billion people have toothbrush. She added that the aim of the project was to raise public awareness about good oral health for healthy living. She apprised that during the project, the students had filed a petition to include dental care expense under medical insurance. She showed that to spread the awareness they conducted various activities including dental camp, distribution of prescribed medicines to school helpers, providing medical aid to a woman suffering from oral cancer and sharing information on prevailing oral hygiene practices through social media platforms. She outlined that they managed to reach over one Billion people through various initiatives in 6 months including schools in Germany,Spain and London.


Team of Amity International School Noida lifted the trophy of First Runner Up for their project “Combat Anemia” and Teams from AIS Gurgaon 43 and AIS Mayur Vihar were adjudged as Second Runner.


During the programme, Amity International School Lucknow debuted with their project on “Ayurvedic and Herbal Plants”.


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is a 9 day-long event taking place in the month of February every year. The festival comprises of various sections like Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Cinema, Literature, Photography, Urban Design and Architecture.Coming to Mumbai and not attending the Kala Ghoda Festival is an opportunity lost and we certainly didn’t want our students to miss it.

50 students from Amity School of Communication along with 2 faculties were up for this “Edutainment Trip” to Kala Ghoda Festival 2016.

Read more to experience the festival through the eyes of one of our student :-

“It was an experience of bonhomie starting with impressive statues made of circular rings like man, horse at the entrance gate. Then as I started exploring the encircle I found stalls of different states, creativity of artists in painting, colorful clothes, pots etc. On the opposite side there was a Waste Management Innovation by student with a “Pipe instrument” which attracted passerby’s with the tap beating sound and an individual playing it with zeal as spectators rhyming with him. An old man dancing made the whole set up even more alive.

As I moved ahead, in the midst, there was a huge sparkling colour Fish made up of different hard but flexible material that were shining in the sun and making one’s creativity more beautiful.

Some steps further, I saw a mid-size “Eiffel Tower” where people were placing hanging locks of cardboards in a memory of “Paris Attack”.

Next I see photographs which displayed a variety of emotions in each of it. Behind there were little stalls of paintings, posters, wooden accessories jingling with the breeze and shining.  

There was something for everyone at the Kala Ghoda Festival. There were Music Concerts, Children’s Literature, Food, Dance, Heritage Walks, Street Performance, Theatre, Urban Design and Architecture, Visual Arts, Workshops on different fields and a new addition ‘Make in India’.

Kala Ghoda Festival was a very memorable experience for me where knowledge, creativity, opinions, togetherness of various worlds of different fields culminates and imparts a new experience to an individual and to a student and it’s worth it!

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